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Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day (DPD), celebrated annually on January 28, is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust". Visit the Data Privacy Day website for guest blogs, as well as archived recordings of previous webinars. It's never to early to begin planning your institution's efforts!
Privacy in a Networked Environment
With the explosive growth of electronic networks and wide accessibility of online information, EDUCAUSE members -- along with many other higher education constituencies -- are dealing with a formidable set of privacy issues. A key set of issues revolves around the handling of student information, which under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 enjoys special protection.
Other Sources of Information about Online Privacy
- Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit civil liberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources and information in new media.
- Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a public interest research center in Washington, D.C., established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy.
- Privacy Forum, a moderated digest for the discussion and analysis of issues relating to the general topic of privacy (both personal and collective) in the "information age" of the 1990's and beyond.
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR), a public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others interested in the impact of computer technology on society.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Federal Privacy Law
- EDUCAUSE Advances Net Neutrality Principles, Positions
July 23, 2014
Summary: Earlier this year, the FCC launched a new net neutrality rule-making process to restore protections lost when its previous rules were overturned. EDUCAUSE joined with several higher educ…
- NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit Unveiled at SHLB Conference
May 6, 2013
The Department of Commerce used the occasion of the annual conference of the Schools, Healthcare, Libraries and Broadband (SHLB) coalition to announce the release of a new NTIA Broadban…
- SHLB Summarizes February BTOP/BIP Hearing
March 12, 2013
The SHLB Coalition has provided a nice summary of the February 27 hearing of the House Communications and the Internet Subcommittee. At what SHLB describes as a "contentious" hearing, a…
- 2013 Communications Policy Issues
January 23, 2013
I attended the Broadband Breakfast meeting last week, where Rep. Anna Eshoo and three Congressional staff gave an interesting preview of the communications policy issues to be addressed in the 11…
- A First 100 Days Innovation Agenda for the Next Administration
November 13, 2012
On November 13, 2012, the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel to look at ways to reform the U.S. economy, improve innovation, and address the difficult e…
- First Gigabit Communities Awardee Announced
October 23, 2012
At the beginning of 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn launched a Gigabit Communities Challenge competition to award up to $4M in prize funding to the most promising ultra high-speed broadband dep…
- John Windhausen Receives 2012 Broadband Award
October 3, 2012
Last week the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors awarded John Windhausen as NATOA’s 2012 Community Broadband Hero of the Year. Windhausen was honored for his “…
- Republican, Democratic Platforms Take Different Approaches on Technology Issues
September 11, 2012
Now that the Republican and Democratic Conventions are completed, let’s take a look at their respective platforms on broadband, internet, and information technology policies. While the Republ…
- Gig.U Members Will Compete for $200 Million for Broadband Development
May 25, 2012
The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U) and Gigabit Squared announced the nation’s first multi-community broadband gigabit deployment with the availability …
- The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?
April 25, 2012
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on “The Emergence of Online Video: Is It the Future?” on April 24, 2012. The hearing explored the migration of …